Ellen Richardson, a graphic designer and Pleasant Plains resident, recently took her Craigslist hunting skills to the next level with the launch of her blog, Listed District. Listed District offers daily DC Craigslist findings of everything from Mid-Century and Industrial furniture, to bikes and the utterly strange. Every week Ellen is going to share a roundup of some Phenomenal Finds with PoPville.
“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.”
-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Wikipedia (which is always right…right?) tells us that it wasn’t until the Renaissance that “the chair ceased to be a privilege of state, and became a standard item of furniture for anyone who could afford to buy it.” Chairs have evolved to embody and employ endless amounts of form, function, and technology. I myself am fairly chair-obsessed…our framed Vitra Museum poster depicting chairs throughout history immobilizes almost everyone who falls into its clutches (you can get yours at the National Building Museum’s gift shop).
Craigslist and local shops have done their fair share of enabling my obsession – a few years of collecting has rendered more than a few cherished finds (the latest being these stupendous theater seats picked up from Miss Pixies – we use them in our entry way). My most favorite chair in the house happens to be a Craigslist-hunted imitation Barcelona chair and ottoman – it’s situated in the sunny bay of our row house, with a sheepskin thrown over. Where is your favorite chair? What is it’s story?
Today’s Listed District Phenomenal finds rounds up a few options to rest your heart (and your behind) on…
$20 – Eames-Style Shell Chair
$25 – Modern Leather Bouncer
$45 – Industrial Side Chair
$60 – Vintage Foot Stool
$100 – Mid Century Lounger
$100 – Pair MCM Dining Chairs
$125 – GoodForm Desk Chair